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Featured events

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
17 October 2017
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Tuesday, 17 - Monday, 23 October 2017,  covering drama, comedy, poetry, spoken word, visual arts and children's shows.
Bonfire and firework display, Middleton
31 October 2017
FREE bonfire and firework display
Remembrance Sunday
12 November 2017
Pay your respects to those who have given their lives in defence of the country at services boroughwide.

More events

Armed Forces veterans
29 June 2017
9am-10am, every Thursday. Breakfast costs just £2.50.
Code Club, Alkrington Library
09 September 2017
10am-11am, every other Saturday. Code Club is a nationwide volunteer-led coding club for children in Key Stage 2.
Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
11 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday. Come along to our FREE sessions.
Code Club, Littleborough Library
11 September 2017
4pm-5pm, every other Monday. Term time only. Learn how to use a computer, laptop, ipad or tablet in our FREE classes.
The Freedom Programme for women - Castleton Children’s Centre
14 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday
Lego club, Alkrington Library
18 September 2017
6pm-7pm​, third Monday of the month. Calling all Lego fans!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library!!
The Freedom Programme for women - Derby Street Children
25 September 2017
1pm-3pm, Monday, 25 September - Monday, 11 December 2017. An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
02 October 2017
2pm-3.30pm​, fortnightly on a Monday. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an avid knitter, bring along your wool and your needles and enjoy a cup of tea with our lovely knitting group.
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
17 October 2017
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Tuesday, 17 - Monday, 23 October 2017,  covering drama, comedy, poetry, spoken word, visual arts and children's shows.
Halloween themed craft event for children, Middleton Library
21 October 2017
Halloween themed craft event for children.
Hollingworth Lake Woodland Festival
22 October 2017
A celebration of woodland crafts, management and wildlife. Lots of woodland craft demonstrations, have a go activities and information stalls.
Explore Learning Space Mission Workshop
23 October 2017
Another out of this world creative writing workshop!!
Storytime with Sue, Middleton Library
23 October 2017
An exciting storytime for children aged 5-9 and their parents.
Crafts for Kids - Halloween session, Alkrington Library
27 October 2017
Looking for something to entertain the kids this half-term? Then come along to our 1 hour craft session at Alkrington Library.
Safe Online Event
27 October 2017
Safe Online event by O2 and NSPCC for parents and carers.
Bonfire and firework display, Middleton
31 October 2017
FREE bonfire and firework display
South Pennines Leader Grant information event
01 November 2017
South Pennines Leader Business Grants information event.
Bonfire and firework display, Heywood
01 November 2017
FREE bonfire and firework display
Bonfire and firework display, Rochdale
02 November 2017
FREE bonfire and firework display
Rochdale Festival of Remembrance Concert
03 November 2017
A concert performance by Retired Military Bands. Includes pie supper.
The Friends of Balderstone Library present “Moonraking” A look at Middleton and its History an illustrated talk by Geoff Wel
06 November 2017
“Moonraking” A look at Middleton and its History an illustrated talk by Geoff Wellens.
Remembrance Sunday
12 November 2017
Pay your respects to those who have given their lives in defence of the country at services boroughwide.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
14 November 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Dickensian Murder Mystery
02 December 2017
What the Dickens is going on? Let us transport you back to Victorian England for our Dickensian Christmas Crime where all of your favourite characters come to life...and at least one of them ends up dead!!
Barclays Tea and Teach, Heywood Library
14 December 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Wizard Academy - slot 1
16 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.
Wizard Academy - slot 2
16 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.
Wizard Academy - slot 3
17 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.
Wizard Academy - slot 4
17 December 2017
It’s time to sign up to our spellbinding school of sorcery as you take a wacky and wonderful whistle stop tour of the Wizard Academy and learn to become a master of mystery and magic.